Press Releases

2016-01-04 (All day)
Adventurer/Pilot will speak at WAI Conference in March

Tracey Curtis-Taylor successfully completed her United Kingdom to Australia flight on January 1, 2016, recreating a pioneering 1930 solo flight by Amy Johnson. Tracey departed Farnborough airport on October 1, 2015, on her solo flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman named the Spirit of Artemis . The flight covered 13,000 miles, including 50 legs, crossing 23 countries.

"Tracey is a keynote speaker at the 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference March 10-12 in Nashville at the Friday morning general session,...

2015-12-21 (All day)

Speakers at the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, which will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, are sure to fulfill the conference's mission: to connect, engage and inspire WAI members and attendees.

"With conference attendees from all segments of the aviation industry, and phases of life and career, we are challenged each year to develop a lineup of speakers whose stories and messages will resonate with all," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "This year, we have a...

2015-12-08 08:00

Funds to Enhance Girls in Aviation Day 2016

Women in Aviation International received a $7,500 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation.

The ISTAT Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs, and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, administered by the ISTAT Foundation Grants...

2015-12-08 (All day)
Funds to Enhance Girls in Aviation Day 2016

Women in Aviation International received a $7,500 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation.

The ISTAT Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs, and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, administered by the ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee of the ISTAT Foundation...

2015-11-30 08:00

Military pioneers to be honored

Women in Aviation International (WAI) has selected the 2016 inductees into its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored at the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, which will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony will take place at the closing banquet on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

"The women who are being inducted this year don't have names that most people will recognize, but each of them...

2015-10-20 08:00

Applications Due November 16, 2015

Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a WAI scholarship for 2016. In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of November 2, 2015. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than November 16, 2015.

"This year we are offering 111 different scholarships totaling $600,000," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "I can't say it too often - these scholarships are not just for college students; they are for people at every phase of their aviation lives....

2015-10-07 08:00

Fantastic outcome of first Girls in Aviation Day calls for repeat effort

The success of Women in Aviation International's first Girls in Aviation Day requires a repeat performance in 2016. The 2016 Girls in Aviation Day is officially set for Saturday, September 24, 2016. Plans are already underway to make this event even bigger and better than the first.

A survey of the 49 WAI chapters in seven countries that participated in the first Girls in Aviation Day revealed:

45% of WAI chapters rated their event as "Perfect!" with an...

2015-10-06 08:00

Will concentrate on educational outreach and opportunities

Cassandra Bosco has joined the Women in Aviation International staff as Education and Industry Relations Director. The position was created as part of the organization's strategic plan to grow WAI's education offerings and outreach to youth and college and university students.

A founding board member of WAI and WAI member #3, Cassandra's background includes serving as Interim Executive Director of the University Aviation Association (UAA), leading implementation of aviation programs...

2015-09-25 08:00

Three more states issue Girls in Aviation Day proclamations

Florida, Maryland, and South Carolina have joined the list of states which have declared September 26, 2015, as Girls in Aviation Day in their states. In addition, the mayors of New York City and Houston have issued similar proclamations. With the additional three states, the total stands at 29 states and two cities.

"We are grateful for the governors, lieutenant governors, mayors and their staffs who have issued proclamations on behalf of WAI’s Girls in Aviation Day," says WAI...

2015-09-21 08:00

Five days to go until September 26, 2015, when this global outreach becomes reality

As September 26 approaches, 49 of Women in Aviation’s chapters are putting the finishing touches on their local Girls in Aviation Day events. As WAI’s largest youth outreach to date, Girls in Aviation Day will involve girls ages 8 to 16 in aviation activities, tours, speakers and fun, all designed with the purpose of attracting girls to the variety of aviation careers available to them.

"We realized that girls weren’t rejecting aviation as a career...

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